IOW-938ADB: Roman Coin: Nummus of the House of Constantine

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COIN

Unique ID: IOW-938ADB

Object type certainty: Certain
Workflow status: Published Find published

A complete Roman copper-alloy nummus of the House of Constantine (AD 307-361), dating to the period AD 330-335 (Reece period 17). No legend; Victory on prow reverse type.

Uncertain mint. Mintmark: //[...]

Obverse: [CONSTANTINOPOLIS]; Helmeted bust left with sceptre

Reverse: No legend; Victory left on prow, holding spear and shield

Diameter: 16.3. Weight: 1.51g. DA=11:6-7.

Subsequent actions

Current location of find: Finder
Subsequent action after recording: Returned to finder

Chronology

Broad period: ROMAN
Subperiod from: Late
Period from: ROMAN
Subperiod to: Late
Period to: ROMAN
Date from: Exactly AD 330
Date to: Exactly AD 335

Dimensions and weight

Quantity: 1
Weight: 1.51 g
Diameter: 16.3 mm

Discovery dates

Date(s) of discovery: Sunday 19th October 2014

Personal details

Found by: This information is restricted for your login.
Recorded by: Mr Frank Basford
Identified by: Mr Frank Basford
Secondary identifier: Dr Vincent Drost

Other reference numbers

Other reference: IOW2014-2-430

Materials and construction

Primary material: Copper alloy
Manufacture method: Struck or hammered
Completeness: Complete

Coin data (numismatics)

Denomination: Nummus (AE 1 - AE 4)
Denomination qualifier: Certain
Ruler/issuer: House of Constantine
Primary ruler qualifier: Certain
Reece period: Period 17 [330-348]
Obverse description: Helmeted bust left with sceptre
Obverse inscription: [CONSTANTINOPOLIS]

Reverse description: Victory left on prow, holding spear and shield
Reverse inscription: No legend

Die axis measurement: 6 o'clock
Degree of wear: Very worn: fair
Fourth Century reverse type: Victory left on prow [CONSTANTINOPOLIS]
Reverse mint mark: //[…]
Status: Regular
Status qualifier: Certain

Coin references

No coin references available.

Spatial metadata

Region: South East (European Region)
County or Unitary authority: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
District: Isle of Wight (Unitary Authority)
To be known as: Isle of Wight

Spatial coordinates


Grid reference source: GPS (from the finder)
Unmasked grid reference accurate to a 1 metre square.

Discovery metadata

Method of discovery: Metal detector
Discovery circumstances: Club rally
Current location: Finder
General landuse: Cultivated land
Specific landuse: Operations to a depth greater than 0.25m

References cited

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Audit data

Recording Institution: IOW
Created: 4 years ago
Updated: 3 years ago

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